“They say music is an expression of the soul – mine happens to express alot of that”, says someone who has found himself at the center of the Israeli techno scene since 2006. The passionate musician from Hertzelyia city has become a heavy influence for some of the top producers nationwide. With his debut release “Moonrain” Yonathan Dahan has reached yet another highpoint in his musical journey.
Yonathan started his musical journey in the Detroit underground scene, absorbing the art of DJ’ing thru performances by the highest skilled DJ’s of the 90’s. These included Mix Master Mike, Beat Junkies, Richie Hawtin and many others grounded in that era of music.
The summer of 2000 was a turning point for this up and comer. After attending the back stages of the first Detroit Electronic Music Festival where Richie Hawtin and other huge acts were dominating the main stage, influence started to take effect and his passion for electronic music started to sprout.
Arriving back in Israel with all that was stored in his archives of 3 years in Detroit and around the US, Yonathan began his musical journey to the top thresholds of the underground scene in Tel Aviv.
Where Detroit represented a softer side of electronica, Tel Aviv was dominated by the hard-edged sounds of Psy and Progressive Trance. As the genre of music changed, so did the venues and before long Yonathan was DJ’ing some of Israel’s top Clubs, Festivals and Nature Parties, establishing an industry name that was nonparallel to what the local scene had seen before. The result, simply “Jonny Dubs Style”, as it is know in the depths of the Israeli underground scene.
With the influences of progressive trance and minimal techno nuances spiced by the flows and baselines of hip-hop, we hear sounds that shake our very soul. His rhythmatic combination and energetic display is what was compiled over years of changing electronic trends, while constantly adapting to cultural music demands.
Yonathan’s music is as enthusiastic as he is, both as a DJ and live artist. But there is one statement that holds true for all of his productions; they are certainly of the highest aptitude. If your soul too is guided by the sounds and grooves of electronic music, be ready to possibly loose a piece of it.
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